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Students Get Lessons on Nutrition, Gardening

Posted: December 17, 2012 at 2:03 a.m.

Ally Mrachek, a FoodCorps Service Member, right, works with Vyleria Hull, from left, 3, Syveria Hull, 5, and Kenderick Hull, 8, as they prepare a meal during a family cooking class at Holt Middle School in Fayetteville. FoodCorps volunteers in the Fayetteville School District were conducting the family food class to show families ways to cook healthy meals.

Students at one local school are learning more about the food they eat from their school garden and about farm operations because of FoodCorps service workers assigned to the Fayetteville School District.

At A Glance

FoodCorps

FoodCorps is part of the AmeriCorps National Service Network, supported by federal money and private partners such as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, the Woodcock Foundation and individual supporters. FoodCorps is a nationwide team that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. Workers are placed in limited-resource communities for a year of public service where they conduct hands-on food education, build and tend school gardens and facilitate getting high-quality local ingredients into school meals.

Source: foodcorps.org

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